[ubuntu-uk] Mounting NFS shares permanently

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri May 11 18:36:05 UTC 2012

On 11 May 2012 19:05, mac <ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On 10/05/12 16:10, mac wrote:
> <snip>
>> [NFS] shares on the 12.04 machine don't mount at start up.  And
>> when I do 'sudo mount -a' I get, for each of the shares,
>> mount.nfs: rpc.statd is not running but is required for remote locking...
>> Of course, when I do 'sudo start statd' I get
>> start: Job is already running: statd
>> Has anyone solved this issue?  How do I get rpc.statd to start on boot?
> I take it that, as no one has replied to my post, this is not a problem
> for many.  Is that because I'm eccentric in using NFS?  Do folk mostly
> prefer Samba for network shares?
> Perhaps I should give up and use Samba instead.  Unless anyone has any
> ideas about 12.04's NFS problem.

Try mounting a share individually with mount -t nfs ip.ad.dr.es:/share
/mountname but there is a bug that seems to fit your problem:


Across Linux machines, SSHFS  is a viable alternative - that's the SSH
option in File | Connect to Server in Nautilus.

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